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Telefónica Reviews

Updated Jul 23, 2014
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3.4 172 reviews

69% Approve of the CEO

Telefónica President Cesar Alierta

Cesar Alierta

(35 ratings)

70% of employees recommend this company to a friend

Review Highlights

Pros
  • Nice culture overall (just not in the team I was working in) and work life balance(in 20 reviews)

  • Promote flexible working / allow working from home, where role permits(in 13 reviews)


Cons
  • Faceless organisation where if you work in the extremities then you don't get a look-in from senior management(in 9 reviews)

  • Lack of appreciation and work life balance(in 4 reviews)

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    Excellent experience.

    Software Engineer (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsExcellent working environment. Attached to the brand. Real sense of pride. Is a global employer with good internal career opportunities.

    ConsThe company have to give more technical training.

    Advice to Senior ManagementExcellent people to work with.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Decent place to start a career

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    Pros- Good company to gain some experience

    - Employees get to enjoy a certain level of autonomy

    - Work environment is usually on the relaxed side

    Cons- Salaries are on the low end, which is the main reason turnover is so high

    - Training is major issue since they don't really have any training programs, everything is pretty much learn as you go

    - Many individuals in upper management positions are incompetent and/or unaccountable

    - Subcontracting actually decreases employee morale and leads to decreased employee performance

    - Company does not seem to value or respect formal education as much as they should

    - They promote based on seniority instead of skills, ability or education

    Advice to Senior ManagementCorrect some of the Cons mentioned above and all parties involved will benefit at the end.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Systems Administrator and Infrastructure Leader

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsGreat Place to Work and to learn, the biggest telecommunications private employer in Venezuela

    ConsThere is no chance to move with Telefonica to another countries where company is working, if your are working at Venezuela at operational team.

    Advice to Senior ManagementEvery body should have a career plan, that would be known by employer an HR.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Great place to work, great benefits, so so salary.

    Engineer (Former Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsGreat people. The company takes care of its own.

    ConsLow wages and a lot of work with no processes.

    Advice to Senior Managementdon't over work your people.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend

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    Dishonest Organization, Dishonest Management

    Product Manager (Former Employee) Mountain View, CA

    ProsYou don't have to think very much to work here. Although you will have to do a lot of PPTs. A LOT OF THEM.

    ConsEntire company motivated by politics. Flavor-of-the-month HR and workplace initiatives that are always a decade behind. No real focus on productivity. Management is primarily managing their careers, not their people. Company is dishonest with hiring and salary practices. I was promised one thing for bonuses and given something entirely different and far worse. Pay raises are meager and out of step with the going rate in California (why I left). When I left, the company tried to cheat me out of my accrued vacation as salary and break California law in the process. (Yes, they seem to have given no thought nor do they care about state labor laws). For context, this is the first time in my life I have left a company on bad terms.

    Advice to Senior ManagementFocus on people first, products second, results third and money last. Stop playing politics.

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    TELEFONICA INTERNATIONAL USA, Inc. Department of communications & Public Affairs

    Assistant (Current Employee) New York, NY

    ProsI'm learnig a lot about the language, team work, telecoms, communication too.

    ConsI've the visa just until May 2014

    Advice to Senior ManagementI am very enthusiastic with all I do, cheerful and active. I consider myself very good at public relations and customer service.
    I am looking for an opportunity to start and develop mi professional career to demonstrate all I can bring. Please don’t hesitate to get in contact with me if you think my profile can suit your needs.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Amazing company . Brave people working in tough environments.

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsBig multinational. Multicultural. International experience. get what you want

    ConsSmall in the USA. old fashion business

    Advice to Senior ManagementUSA needs different treatment. Do not think as european. Think American!

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    For a large, bureaucratic company it ain't that bad

    Anonymous Employee (Current Employee)

    ProsGood pay and conditions, flexible expense policies, progressive for a telco

    ConsStill a telco. Large, cumbersome, slow. Run by financiers that know little about digital businesses

    Advice to Senior ManagementGet rid of the old guard and inject new blood into your business

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    Good global company

    Anonymous Employee (Former Employee)

    ProsLarge global company with many opportunities. Solid financials. Willingness to move people around the globe to get international experience

    ConsFairly bureaucratic organization. All decisions made or go through Madrid. Decision making can be slow given the many layers of bureaucracy.

    Advice to Senior ManagementReduce management layers, empower your managers.

    Yes, I would recommend this company to a friend – I'm optimistic about the outlook for this company

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    A little bit of caos

    Pre-Sales Consultant (Current Employee) Miami, FL

    ProsStable
    Nice people
    Freedom to take decisions
    Result oriented

    ConsLack of processes
    No strategic planing at all
    Old fashion style of Management

    Advice to Senior ManagementSee the new market out there and get updated
    Please listen your people and treat them much better
    Define a real strategy and follow up

    No, I would not recommend this company to a friend – I'm not optimistic about the outlook for this company

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